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Port worker crushed by container at ICTSI in Jakarta identified as Nasrul Nasution

Nasrul Nasution was killed in a worksite accident at the ICTSI terminal in Jakarta, November 2017.

40-year-old Nasrul Nasution was tragically killed in a worksite accident at the ICTSI terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia last week.

Our profound condolences go out to Mr. Nasution’s family, friends and colleagues. An Injury to One is an Injury to All.

Excerpts from an article titled ‘Worker Deaths Leads to Union Call for Full Investigation at Port of Jakarta’:

International unions have castigated the management at the Port of Jakarta after a worker was killed on the job at the International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) facility. Local unions say a 40-year-old man was fatally crushed when a refrigerated container was dropped onto his truck, crushing the cabin and killing the driver. This is the second workplace fatality at the Port of Jakarta in three weeks.

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) President Paddy Crumlin said this was a heart-wrenching time for all dockworkers and that this accident could have been avoided if the ICTSI Jakarta terminal was properly run. “Low-paid outsource workers at ICTSI terminals are paid poverty wages and frequently work massive hours just to make ends meet. The link between high rates of outsourcing and bad safety outcomes is well documented.”

The ITF last month issued its own report into ICTSI which it claimed showed a pattern of severe safety deficiencies across the Philippine-based company’s network of terminals. The report particularly highlighted the lack of adequate systems to separate people and machinery, and a failure to safely manage the risks of suspended loads, along with a number of other issues.

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